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Sociology

The Sociology department follows up-to-date and detailed schemes of work which are supported by an array of online resources on the school’s VLE - eCliffe - and a number of eBooks on a range of sociological topics which are available to all students. Sociology is a popular subject and many students choose to continue studying the subject at A-Level.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 4

Students in Years 10 & 11 receive five 60 minute lessons a fortnight. The two year GCSE course is taken with the AQA examination board (100% examinations). Students are taught in set groups and progress is tracked and monitored by the department to provide additional support and intervention. Students complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in class, as well as mock and real examinations.

Click here to see our KS4 Curriculum Plan.

Extended Curriculum

After School Clubs

The Sociology department operates an open door policy on most days of the week and students can get help on various aspects of the course. Revision sessions are run prior to all exams.

Revision 

Monday 8.00 am-8.45 am and Thursday 2.45-3.30 pm

Enrichment

Visits to the courts.
Talks by the prison service and the police.
Trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Useful Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/gcse
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/gcse/specification-4190/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
http://tutor2u.net/sociology/gcse-sociology.html